Ellen Downing, Administrator

Ellen Downing, Administrator: West View NursingEllen has been in Long Term Care for 26 years and is a native “Rhode Islander”, having graduated from Rhode Island College with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She received her certificate in Long Term Care Administration from St. Joseph’s College in Maine and has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for 8 years.

Ellen feels that keeping an open mind and listening is one of the most important aspects of leading and often it’s life’s lessons that provided the best insight when assisting others. Despite her knowledge in Social Services nothing challenged her more than the learning curve she experienced when her father became ill. As she started receiving phone calls from nurses, doctors and social workers, she was then placed in the shoes of many of those she has helped. Her personal experiences brought her a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of what residents and their family endure during illness.

Ellen lives in Portsmouth, with her husband Jim, their son Jack and their two pugs, Stella and Rocco.

Jacqueline Lagueux, Therapy Services Director

Jacqueline Lagueux: West View Nursing & RehabilitationJacqueline is a licensed Occupational Therapist, having graduated with her Masters in OT at Bay Path University in 2019. She received her BA in Psychology from Providence College in 2016 where she was a member of the Psi Chi Honors program and graduated cum laude. She is passionate about improving Independence and Quality of Life within the Geriatric population. Outside of work she’s an avid runner, dog lover, and is her happiest on the beach.

Matthew Cooper, Activities Director

Matthew Cooper: West View Nursing & RehabilitationMatthew began his career in healthcare in 2014 where he started as a Social Work Intern at West View. He graduated later that year with a Bachelor of Social Work. He stayed at West View where he found a love of the Activities Department and the importance it brought to our residents. He furthered his education and became Activity Director Certified in 2017, taking over as the Activities Director shortly after. Matt won Rhode Island Health Care Association’s ‘Activity Director of the Year’ in 2021. He is currently enrolled at St. Joseph’s College of Maine where he is studying Long Term Care Administration. Aside from running the Activities Department, Matt enjoys camping, concerts, beer tasting, and reality television. Matt currently lives in Warwick and has been with his partner Kevin for nearly six years.

Ashley Toste, Admissions Director

Ashley Toste: West View Nursing & RehabilitationAshley is the admissions director at West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Before her role at West View, she worked for hospice for 16 years. She has been in the medical field since she was 17, starting out as a cna. As well as loving people, she loves her animals, including her 3 dogs, 2 cats, and fish. She spends her free time in her garden, taking care of her beautiful plants. With Ashley’s big heart, she loves meeting new people and helping others.

Dave Kruzona, Food Services Director

Dave Kruzona: West View Nursing & RehabilitationDave has been the food service director at West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center since 2019. He has always had a love for cooking, and even graduated from Johnston & Wales University in 1988, the same year he started working in the nursing industry. In Dave’s spare time, he loves relaxing with his wife and children.

Luis Dias, Maintenance Director

Luis Dias: West View Nursing & RehabilitationLuis has been a maintenance director for over 20 years. He started at West View in 2019, after being the maintanence director at a few other facilities prior. He is the go-to man for any problem anyone has, because of his love to fix, build, and repair. Along with being a maintenance director, he used to be a business owner as well. Luis owned a bar and worked there every morning and night for a little over 10 years. He enjoys riding on his motorcycle with his beautiful wife, and spending time with his family.